Teenage dash sensation Torrie Lewis has claimed the title of Australia’s fastest-ever lady after bettering the nationwide 100-metre document with a flying run of 11.10 seconds in Canberra.
The 19-year-old shaved one-hundredth of a second off the earlier mark of 11.11 set by Melissa Breen 10 years in the past on the similar Australian Institute of Sport monitor.
Lewis ran the 100m-200m double finally 12 months’s nationwide titles in Brisbane and represented Australia within the 100m and 4x100m relay on the world championships in Budapest.
The Queenslander’s earlier finest 100m time of 11.23 was set final 12 months in Sydney.
She bettered Breen’s nationwide document on the ACT championships on Saturday with a authorized tailwind of 1.6m per second.
Lewis additionally bettered the nice Raelene Boyle’s Australian under-20 document of 11.20 which had stood since 1968.
“That junior document, which I’ve been very near, I am glad to get below it lastly,” she mentioned.
“I got here into this competitors not even actually specializing in the 100m, eager to focus extra on the 200m [on Sunday night].
“That is most likely essentially the most relaxed I’ve been in a contest and to be sincere it paid off.
“I wish to get up to now and I wish to do the very best I can.”
The now-retired Breen paid tribute to Lewis on social media platform X.
“Data are made to be damaged,” she wrote.
“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be the Australian document holder of the 100m for nearly a decade.
“Congratulations Torrie Lewis, coach Andrew Iselin and your complete staff.
“The baton is now yours, carry it with satisfaction and objective daily.”
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